Remember when we used to go out for brunch? Nope, us neither. And with the recent update from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) that all hotels, restaurants, venues and event organisers in Dubai are closed until further notice, our favourite haunts are set to stay a distant memory for the time being.
That said, as entrepreneurial in spirit as ever, Dubai's finest dining destinations have found ways to pivot their businesses by sharing recipes on social media, offering take-out options, and joining forces with food delivery apps for five-star food delivered to your door.
Among them is Coya which has just launched on Deliveroo in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a mouthwatering menu including its best-loved Peruvian-Japanese-spired dishes. These include: Kale y Manchego, a salad of kale, candied walnuts, goji berries, manchego cheese and dried cranberries; Camarones con Quinua, stir-fried quinoa with prawns; and Arroz Nikei which is Chilean seabass with rice, lime and chilli, which are all packed in recyclable and biodegradable boxes.
Still have room for dessert? Grazia recommends Churros de Naranja, traditional Spanish doughnuts laced with orange and lime with milk chocolate and dulce de leches sauce, and Alfajores, Peruvian cookie sandwiching a creamy layer of dulce de leche.
And remember how the waiters make guacamole at your table at Coya? Every home delivery order comes with - wait for it - an avocado, lime juice, finely chopped chilli and red onions and a perfectly blended chilli sauce for you to make your own, and serve with a side of tortillas chips for that authentic Coya experience. Dancing on your dining table optional but encouraged.
- If Coya's not showing up on your Deliveroo app, take matters into your own hands from 12.30pm to 10.30pm, and email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 04 316 9600 for the takeaway service in Dubai and email email@example.com or call +971 02 306 7000 for deliveries in Abu Dhabi